Recent Stories

KDA Tailgater at Sporting Park

On Friday, August 29, KDA members accompanied by family and friends met at Sporting Park in Kansas City for the annual Tailgater, followed by a Sporting KC v. Houston Dynamo soccer match. Although the Tailgater is normally held during American football season, the...

Memorial Services for Mike Ale...

KDA members and staff were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Alexander, a long time friend of the KDA, outstanding Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) volunteer, and member of original “MOM Squad.” He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held...

New AAP Recommendation

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new recommendations about preventing the most common chronic illness in childhood: dental caries. The recommendations states that all children should start using fluoridated toothpaste as soon as the first tooth...

UMKC Dental School Helps Relie...

Originally posted by the American Dental Association – Read more ADA Action for Dental Health success stories. Students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) dental clinic and local community health centers are helping to relieve the burden a local...

Ebola Virus Disease Informatio...

While the possibility of infected persons entering the U.S. remains low, the CDC advises that healthcare providers in the U.S. should consider Ebola in the differential diagnosis of febrile illness, with compatible symptoms, in any person with recent (within 21 days)...

UPDATE: Memorial Services for ...

The Kansas Dental Association has learned that Dr. John Haynes, long-time Professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry and beloved friend of the KDA, has passed away. Below is information on memorial services. We will keep our members informed by updating this story on...

Dr. Dean Elledge Becomes Direc...

Dr. Keith Pickus, PhD, Interim Dean, WSU College of Health Professions, has announced the hiring of Dr. Dean Elledge as the new Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. Dr. Elledge currently serves as the Assistant Director of the AEGD...

BCBSKS Advisory Committee Open...

  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas has four openings on its Dental Advisory Committee and has asked the KDA for assistance recruiting dentists to serve. The BCBS Dental Advisory Committee generally meets in Topeka annually during the month of April to review BCBS...

Colorado Springs a Big Hit!

Colorado Springs a Big Hit! Over 80 participants joined the KDA at the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort, nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and championship golf courses in Colorado Springs, June 5-7 for our 2nd Annual KDA Summer Getaway.  In...

KDA Hires Brian Bookwalter as ...

The Kansas Dental Association (KDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Bookwalter as the association’s communications coordinator.  Brian’s hiring was precipitated by the recent departure of Assistant Executive Director Greg Hill who will become the...